After bringing in former UFC champion Quinton Jackson and a handful of other fighters with recent ties to the Octagon, it is clear Bellator is ramping up for a season unlike any other in the organization’s history. However, the promotion clearly isn’t done putting the pieces in place, as heavyweight Cheick Kongo has also been inked to a deal.

MMAWeekly was first to report the Frenchman’s signing. Kongo’s contract with the UFC expired a little more than a month ago. He was apparently offered a new deal but decided to pass in favor of Bellator’s proposal.

Kongo is 18-8-2 with ten knockouts to his credit. Though he is coming off a loss to Roy Nelson, the 38-year old slugger owns past wins against Mirko Filipovic, Matt Mitrione, and Pat Barry.

No timetable was mentioned for Kongo’s official unveiling.